Portraits of the comedians in the program
Performance

All About Laughs: Comedy Night at The Broad

Sunday, Jun 30, 2024
7:30 pm—10 pm
Tickets $35/$50

Overview

REVEL IN THE JOY OF LAUGHING OUT LOUD

Laughter is the best medicine to heal our minds and souls, so prepare to feel rejuvenated by The Broad’s first ever night of stand-up comedy, humorous monologues, and other laughter-inducing shenanigans presented in conjunction with the special exhibition, Mickalene Thomas: All About Love. The evening is co-curated and hosted by Chaunté Wayans, a member of the legendary Wayans family and refreshing voice in the comedy landscape making a pitstop in LA in the middle of her “But, What Is Normal?” tour. The evening also features a stellar line-up of Los Angeles comedians LouLou Gonzalez, Zainab Johnson, Nicky Paris, Irene Tu, and Tarek Ziad who will keep you in stitches and feeling uplifted while you sip specialty cocktails and mocktails on the museum’s outdoor plaza.  

Table Seating tickets include one complimentary beverage and seating at a candle-lit four-top table in the orchestra section, providing an up-close comedy club experience. General Admission seating is in rows of chairs. 

 


know before you go

Tickets include access to The Broad, including Mickalene Thomas: All About Love and our third-floor collection galleries during regular museum hours from June 23–30. Please note that the museum galleries and Shop at The Broad will be closed during this event. This event takes place outdoors and is recommended for adults 18+. Bar service on the patio at Otium 21+ with valid ID. 

Tickets to this event do not include access to Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (2013), and must be booked separately.

For information on our current health and safety policies, visit Know Before You Go & FAQ. Visitor policies are subject to change. 

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Schedule

7:30 pm Doors open + bar service begins

8–9:30 pm Showtime

9:30–10 pm Drinks don’t stop – see you at the bar!

7:30 pm Doors open + bar service begins

8–9:30 pm Showtime

9:30–10 pm Drinks don’t stop – see you at the bar!


Biographies

Chaunté Wayans

Chaunté Wayans

Chaunté Wayans, a member of the legendary Wayans family and an advocate for LGBTQ rights, mental health, and addiction, is a comedian, actress, and producer. She has appeared on HBO Max's The Headliners, Netflix Is A Joke, VH1's Wild 'N Out, and the off-Broadway hit Collective Rage. She curates and hosts her own stand-up and live-stream comedy shows, captivating audiences with her uncanny ability to draw them into her unconventional life. Chaunté Wayans is currently on her national comedy tour, “But, What is Normal?”

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LouLou Gonzalez

LouLou Gonzalez

Multi-talented actress, writer, and comedian Lourdes “LouLou” Gonzalez is a Brooklyn, New York native who captivates millions of fans on social media with her original sketch content. On stage, she brings light to her PTSD from serving in the Army. This fiery Afro-Latina is making her way around the stand-up comedy scene across the nation. She recently made her feature film debut in Affion Crockett’s movie, A Hip-Hop Story. Behind the camera, LouLou has had her hand in producing content for BET’s Celebrity Squares along with a couple of their BET Awards. When she is not hosting shows at the Laugh Factory, you can catch her shooting comedy golf content for Adidas and Callaway all over social media.  

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Zainab Johnson

Zainab Johnson

Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress, and writer, is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. Zainab was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch, she hosted Netflix's 100 Humans, is a series regular on the Amazon Original hit comedy series Upload from Greg Daniels, and her first one-hour stand-up special “Hijabs Off” premiered on Amazon Prime which secured her a feature in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone Magazine. Zainab tours all around the country, and is a paid regular at The Comedy Store in LA and the Comedy Cellar in NYC.

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Nicky Paris

Nicky Paris

Nicky Paris (@nickyparisbitch) is a triple-threat force of nature whose outsized talent extends far beyond the stand-up stage. In the last few years alone, the Los Angeles-based, New York-bred stand-up comic has become a mainstay at premiere comedy clubs across the country and has amassed 15 million + views on TikTok, all while making a name for himself as an in-demand red-carpet interviewer and host at culture-defining events like movie premieres, awards shows, and more. Named "A Comic To Watch" by New York Comedy Festival and the Los Angeles Times, Nicky Paris has appeared on an array of television shows and comedy festivals, including this year's Netflix Is A Joke festival , and continues to gain widespread recognition for his observational yet escapist humor and rare ability to build an undeniable intimacy with crowds from all walks of life. Having appeared on tens of thousands of stages since getting his start in New York City at just 17 years old, the Staten Island native has perfected the art of finding the funny in life’s wildest intricacies — an element he unfailingly backs with equal parts extraordinary showmanship, fearless commitment to being unapologetically himself, and an immediately magnetic appeal that defies all cultural and generational divides. No matter which corner of pop culture he’s inhabiting at any given moment, Nicky never fails to move forward with the guiding mission at the heart of his work: harnessing humor to impart joy, create connection, and leave an unforgettably positive impact on the lives of others.

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Irene Tu

Irene Tu

Irene Tu is an LA-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who honed her chops in San Francisco. Her first comedy album We're Done Now debuted in March of this year at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Irene has performed at "Netflix Is A Joke" comedy festival in the highly coveted “Introducing” showcase. Her "Stand-Up Featuring" set is the most-watched reel on Comedy Central’s Stand-Up Instagram page with over 2.7 million views. Paste Magazine praised Irene’s “quick wit, relaxed stage presence, and hilariously off-the-wall observations” in this album that “ticks all the boxes of a winning introduction, and then some.” She was named one of Vulture’s “Comedians You Should and Will Know” and singled out in The SF Chronicle as an “artist on the brink of fame.” She’s a regular at festivals and clubs around the country and opens for comics like Taylor Tomlinson and Patton Oswalt.

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Tarek Ziad

Tarek Ziad

Tarek Ziad is an Afro-Arab performer from St. Petersburg, FL. Born to Moroccan immigrants, Tarek received his degree in theater from Yale University with Honors and on full scholarship. As an actor/writer/comedian, he has found himself in every corner of performance; from creating viral videos, to touring nationally with The Exit Players Improv Troupe, to appearing in CBS’s The Equalizer and the Sundance-premiered NEON feature Stress Positions. These days, Tarek can be found online @tarekaziad and in Los Angeles training at The Groundlings as an SNL Scholar. He’s also currently producing his most recent solo show, “Give Me The MacArthur Genius Grant,” a 50-minute comedic dissection of what it means to be an artist when all you have to show for it is an empty wallet. Coming soon to a theater near you!

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